New Jersey natives Real Estate have announced that their third album, ‘Atlas’, will be released via Domino Records on 3 March. They’ve also treated their fans to a sneak preview of what to expect from this record by hosting the video for lead single ‘Talking Backwards’ online.
A sun-kissed slice of jangly indie-pop, the opening line sees the band in reflective mood with the lyrics ‘We can talk for hours’, before then going on to list further more lovelorn observations: ‘We’re not getting any closer, you’re too many miles away, and I might as well be talking backwards, am I making any sense to you?’. Gentle Marr-style guitars drift along while the hazy state of the song captures the best of The Shins and Avi Buffalo.
Wonderfully unassuming, the video is also joyfully simple, clocking the band as they enjoy themselves travelling to and from – and in – the studio. The only problem now is we want to be watching the band while the sun goes down at a festival… Only 5 months to wait.